Aptiv and Lyft to offer self-driving rides at CES

Visitors to next week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas will be able to experience a fully automated point-to-point ride-hailing experience, demonstrated by self-driving technology company Aptiv and ride-hailing firm Lyft.

The demonstration will see Aptiv’s automated driving platform integrated with Lyft’s smart dispatching technology, allowing consumers to hail rides to more than 20 destinations around the Las Vegas Strip area. A safety driver will be on board each self-driving vehicle, as well as an in-car ‘host’.

“This partnership represents a real-life application of scalable, automated driving technology that will have a significant impact on improving safety, emissions and urban congestion challenges,” said Aptiv President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Clark.

“Aptiv’s automated driving platform is the most advanced automated system available and combined with Lyft’s intuitive user app will allow CES attendees to have a true point-to-point self-driving experience. It is an exciting demonstration of the future of mobility at work.”

Lyft CEO Logan Green said: “Lyft’s mission is to build the world’s best transportation ecosystem in partnership with the most advanced self-driving technology and automotive companies.

“Partnering with Aptiv for our open platform brings us one step closer to making our vision a reality.”

Self-driving rides will be available to Lyft passengers in Las Vegas from 9-12 January.